Kasoombo Review: Vijaygiri Bava's historical saga on bravehearts is revolutionary and engaging

Film: Kasoombo

Cast: Dharmendra Gohil, Raunaq Kamdar, Shraddha Dangar, Monal Gajjar, Darshan Paandya

Director: Vijaygiri Bava

Rating: 3.5 Moons

Gujarati cinema has witnessed a boom in the past few years with the new wave of actors and directors. As we gear up for a year of pan-Indian cinema,  Dhollywood came up with Kasoombo, which will be released in Hindi tomorrow. 

Kasoombo is a historical saga from the 14th century and pays homage to the 51 braveheart residents of Adipur village. For the unversed, they fought against Alauddin Khilji and gave amar balidan to protect their land, sacred places, and temples. Based in Gujarat’s Shetrunjay Hills, the film revolves around Dadu Barot, the head of Adipur. He is informed about the menace of Alauddin Khilji. His merciless killings when people refuse to convert their religion plague the state. When the residents of the town get to know about an upcoming attack on a temple, they come forward to save the cultural and sacred places of the hill.

Kasoombo, directed by Vijaygiri Bava, is a revolutionary film in Gujarati cinema. Adapted from Vimalkumar Dhami’s novel, Amar Balidan, the screenplay does complete justice to the intention of the story. The writing is by Raam Mori. Despite being made on a mid-scale, the visual effects are stunning.

The performances by the cast is fantastic. Dharmendra Gohil serves a masterclass in acting. Raunaq Kamdar is charming and brings in acting prowess into play with Kasoombo. Shraddha Dangar is phenomenal whereas Monal Gajjar and Darshan Paandya make for a brilliant addition to the cast.

Kasoombo is a unique film that shouldn't be missed.